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Identity Complexities Of African American First-Generation Students, Chandria L. Harris Nov 2019

Identity Complexities Of African American First-Generation Students, Chandria L. Harris

Black Issues Conference

Identity Complexities of African American First-Generation Students

African American first generational students struggle with identifying who they are and how they are supposed to show up in their college communities socially and academically.

This session will guide attendees through the thought process of an African American First-Generational Students and solutions to assist them with persisting to graduation.


Foundations Of Minority Leadership: Creating A Leadership Course Specifically For Our Needs, Marcelius L. Braxton, Lorneth Peters Nov 2019

Foundations Of Minority Leadership: Creating A Leadership Course Specifically For Our Needs, Marcelius L. Braxton, Lorneth Peters

Black Issues Conference

This presentation provides insight into a new hybrid, service-learning course introduced at Austin Peay State University entitled “Foundations of Minority Leadership”. With respect to leadership, individuals who are minorities often face difficulties that the majority does not have to consider. As a result, minority individuals often do not have the opportunity to address issues that would be beneficial for their mentoring/leadership needs. This presentation will highlight the structure of a course specifically for minority individuals. It will also provide some examples of how two instructors use contemporary readings such as, “Minority Leader: How to Lead From the Outside and ...


Stand Up And Be Counted, Kimberly Smith Nov 2019

Stand Up And Be Counted, Kimberly Smith

Black Issues Conference

“Stand Up and Be Counted”- The presentation spotlights the US Census over 200 years, the American minority by the numbers, and wielding the 2020 census as a tool for the next decade of minority political and social empowerment.

Presenter: Kimberly Smith, MBA

Company: US Census Bureau

This workshop is designed to improve the awareness of civic responsibilities and participation in the decennial 2020 census. The information discussed will educate the audience on the history and process of the census, as well as, the impact of census data on minority communities.

Format:

The presentation will begin with census introductory information and ...


Biracial Students On Campus: We Are America (Too), Suzanne Marie Prentiss, Tyrel J. Prentiss Jun 2013

Biracial Students On Campus: We Are America (Too), Suzanne Marie Prentiss, Tyrel J. Prentiss

Black Issues Conference

This interactive discussion will explore the changing face of minority students from the perspectives of a biracial student and his mother who teaches on campus.

Incorporating 2010 Census data, personal stories, and campus initiatives, we will discuss who defines race, the importance of racial identity, and what we can do as a campus and community to provide a supportive environment for biracial and mixed-race students. As we explore the changing face of America and the increasing racial diversity of our citizens, it is critical that we understand the implications and opportunities inherent in that change.

What does it mean to ...


What's Sexy In Love And Relationships Part Iii: Communication Is The Key!, Ferlin G. Mcgaskey, Porche' Wynn Ph.D Nov 2011

What's Sexy In Love And Relationships Part Iii: Communication Is The Key!, Ferlin G. Mcgaskey, Porche' Wynn Ph.D

Black Issues Conference

What’s “Sexy” In Love And Relationships is a frank and open discussion about relationships in the black community. In this session we will: A. Use clips from popular media sources to illustrate the issues that plague Black relationships B. Facilitate discussion based on the issues raised about attitudes towards love and respect. C. Provide tools men and women are able to use in order to build and sustain successful and loving relationships We will employ engaging pedagogical approaches to encourage critical assessment of the behaviors that have been found to damage or inhibit relationships. We will then help participants ...